International News Archive - June 24, 2008

By From news reports The main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, said Sunday that he was pulling out of the runoff election set for Friday against President Robert Mugabe.

By Sean O'Grady Economics Editor Living standards will fall, Chancellor admits * Oil producers urged to invest in renewable energy The Prime Minister has called for a "new deal" between the world's oil producing and consuming nations, while the Chancellor has admitted that living standards in Britain will fall as inflation, fuelled by the oil price boom, persists.

Afghan private Ariana TV aired the Haqiqat (The Truth) programme on 23 June to analyze President Hamed Karzai's recent remarks that Afghan forces would hunt down Pakistani Taleban and insurgents inside Pakistan if necessary.

By ROBERT H REID By Robert H. Reid The Associated Press BAGHDAD A female suicide bomber concealing explosives beneath her black robe struck outside a government complex northeast of Baghdad on Sunday, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. At least 15 people died and 40 were wounded.

By Associated Press JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Facing strong U.S. pressure and global dismay over oil prices, Saudi Arabia said Sunday it will produce more crude this year if the market needs it. But the vague pledge fell far short of U.S.


By Jim Brown, THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Federal prosecutors are vowing to prove that an Ottawa software designer played a key role in a plot to sow death and destruction by blowing up a London night club, a suburban shopping centre and parts of the British electrical and gas grids.

The United States welcomes the European Union's imposition Monday of further sanctions against Iran, a State Department spokesman said.


By Jim Brown, THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Crown prosecutors said they will prove that a local software designer was at the centre of an international terrorist plot to murder civilians by placing homemade bombs in nightclubs, railway stations and subways in Britain.

One-time Zimbabwean presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai sought refuge Monday in the country's Dutch embassy, Dutch government officials say.

Word of the Day
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.